Broken




Some things when they fall they shatter and seem beyond repair
while others seem to brace the fall but invisibly they are impaired
a heart can see another's fall and then itself break in two
but tears like glistening diamonds will fall and make it new
God bless the heart that is broken for another's pain it has truly felt and seen
but God help the heart that will not break for it is surely broken indeed.

Comments

  1. What a beautiful and thoughtful poem, Carrie. The last two lines are SO strong. Empathy for other people's difficulties is a a true gift.

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  2. ah..i hope my heart is broken daily in just this way...smiles. nice one shot!

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  3. Beautifully written, I also find the last two lines very strong. Well done!

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  4. What a gorgeous poem. And a great message. Thanks so much for sharing! =3

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  5. So lovely. It actually seems to be written for a character I'm writing about!

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  6. Love the ending...so very true.

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  7. This is inspiring.. Encouraging in some ways for me too.. :)
    Glad I stop by and yeah, am following your blog.. Hope you will take some times for mine too.. Hope at least one of blogs inspire you as well.. :)

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  8. Ah! I always want to know where the photos come from! This is lovely. The image, the poem, the thought.

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  9. The last two lines ring true with deafening clarity. Well done, carrie! (i love the picture, too)

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  10. "tears like glistening diamonds" wow, that line alone could be a poem. Your lines evoke empathy and reaching out to others whose hearts are broken. An excellent One Shot! thanks

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  11. Dear Carrie,
    Your poem reflects my deepest thoughts at the moment. Are you beginninmg to read my mind?

    Can I feature this poem of yours on my Main Blog with credits?

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  12. Carrie -- it's alovely poem. I like the use of "repair" and "impaired" and the whole idea of brokenness. Nice one.

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  13. lovely poem, love the ending "God help the heart that will not break for it is surely broken indeed"

    so very true!

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  14. Sympathetic heartbreak is sometimes a rare commodity these days. In reading this, I was reminded of these song lyrics...

    "What would touch me deeper...
    Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
    Would it touch you deeper
    Than tears that fall from eyes that know why?"
    - from "Tears" by Rush

    Quite the HEART-felt One Shot, Carrie!

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  15. This has summed me up on many occasions.
    Thank you.

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  16. Nice one Carrie, the inversions made me stumble a bit as I read it but the sentiments are indeed true.

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  17. Carrie...your writing is amazing. you know how to capture truth.

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  18. Beautiful...and we have to change those tears into diamonds....God allows us to do that...blessings...bkm

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  19. ohhh beautifully penned the smooth flow of the words just rippled through my soul as i read

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  20. Thank you for your comments.
    You have a very nice blog.
    Merci.
    Best Wishes
    Ian.

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  21. beautiful call to weep with those who weep. Thank you for weeping with me at my place, for appreciating my little story about my dad. Blessings to you, Carrie.

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  22. Thank you everyone for your wonderful and sweet comments...you all are awesome! :-)

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  23. This is beautiful and scary... the last line being scary truth.

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  24. This is so well written, Carrie. Thank you.

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  25. when we allow hearts to break, we find they can mend - and the amended version is a step above the old... I like your poem and the sentiments expressed

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  26. Im in love with this poem.
    Really. Its beautiful .

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  27. Wow, so beautiful! It is a gift to feel both pain and love. YOU expressed this so eloquently~
    xXx

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  28. There is nothing more damaging for ones soul that to live with a hardened heart.. a heart of stone!!
    One of the most beautiful gifts we possess as human beings is the ability to give & receive love and to feel the elation & the pains of love. This was beautifully written Carey.

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